- Jun 27, 2007
This year is shaping up to be the first since the doubledecker entered service without a new airline customer.<snip>
"Airbus will be obliged to make a decision one way or the other in 2015," said Yan Derocles, an analyst at Oddo Securities in Paris, who estimates an engine upgrade may cost Airbus 2 billion euros ($2.97 billion) because of work required on the wing.
An engine upgrade would take about four years, according to Derocles.
Read more: Is this the beginning of the end for the A380?
While one hopes the A380 survives and thrives unless it gets some more buyers and routes then maybeit will be a niche product with a short lifespan?